The Science of Museum Collections
Enjoy a museum sampler! Discover collections and the science behind them. Explore a new subject each week. Curators and collections managers will share interesting facts about specimens they are charged with collecting, cataloging, conserving, and researching. Featured this session will be mammals, insects, fishes, genomic resources (DNA and frozen tissues), and earth sciences (fossils and dinosaurs). Included will be tours of the UA Museum of the North collections and laboratory spaces plus hands-on activities presented by museum education. Enrollment limited to 16.

Instructors: Aren Gunderson, UAMN Mammals Collections Manager (Mar.4); Derek Sikes, UAMN Curator of Insects (Mar.11); Kyndall Hildebrandt, UAMN Genomic Resources Collections Manager (Mar.18); Andr
és Lopez, UAMN Curator of Fishes (Mar.25); Patrick Druckenmiller, UAMN Curator of Earth Sciences (Apr.1); Jennifer Arseneau, UAMN Manager of Education & Public Programs

When: Session I + add-on: March 4-April 1, Wednesdays 3-4:30pm

Where: UA Museum of the North Creativity Lab

Preserving Your Photos and Films
Learn about the museum’s film collection and then delve into strategies for preserving and restoring your own slides, prints, videos, and film. Protect and preserve your irreplaceable visual memories for yourself and future generations to enjoy. Bring samples of your prints, negatives, or films for evaluation. Enrollment limited to 15.

Instructor Leonard Kamerling, UAMN Curator of Film and UAF Professor of English, is an award winning documentary filmmaker and specialist in film preservation.

When: Session II (2 dates only): April 9 and April 16, Thursdays 3-4:30pm

Where: UA Museum of the North Creativity Lab


Cost: OLLI is a non-credited educational program for adults age 50+ and their companions. Membership is $35 per person, valid for the calendar year, and classe registration fees are $15 per class or $150 for unlimited classes for the calendar year.

Register through OLLI: online registration opens in February 2015, For more information, call (907) 474-6607 or email the OLLI office at .

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